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photoblog image Tom Stuart- Smith' The Barn Serge Hill Garden

Tom Stuart- Smith' The Barn Serge Hill Garden

 

in Bedmond, Hertfordshire

"The garden at The Barn Serge Hill has been made since 1987 on an open, windy, gravelly hilltop. There are two contrasting areas, an enclosed Courtyard and a more open area laid out within a formal framework comprising a wide range of herbaceous perennials and shrubs tolerant of generally dry conditions. The garden is gradually developing, most especially areas of naturalistic herbaceous planting and seeding. The garden has featured in a number of articles in magazines and on Gardeners World. Particular plants well represented in the garden are Grasses, Geranium, Thalictrum, Salvia and Sedum. The garden is set in attractive open countryside, particularly surprising for its location 25 miles from Central London. It is surrounded by 5 acres of wild flower meadow." I loved the naturalistic planting with some levels of plants and the soft grass paths leading through the different garden rooms.

 

Tom Stuart-Smith is a world-known English landscape designer "whose work is characterised by strong contrasts between built form and naturalistic planting."

Tom Stuart- Smith' The Barn Serge Hill Garden

 

in Bedmond, Hertfordshire

"The garden at The Barn Serge Hill has been made since 1987 on an open, windy, gravelly hilltop. There are two contrasting areas, an enclosed Courtyard and a more open area laid out within a formal framework comprising a wide range of herbaceous perennials and shrubs tolerant of generally dry conditions. The garden is gradually developing, most especially areas of naturalistic herbaceous planting and seeding. The garden has featured in a number of articles in magazines and on Gardeners World. Particular plants well represented in the garden are Grasses, Geranium, Thalictrum, Salvia and Sedum. The garden is set in attractive open countryside, particularly surprising for its location 25 miles from Central London. It is surrounded by 5 acres of wild flower meadow." I loved the naturalistic planting with some levels of plants and the soft grass paths leading through the different garden rooms.

 

Tom Stuart-Smith is a world-known English landscape designer "whose work is characterised by strong contrasts between built form and naturalistic planting."

comments (15)

Just beautiful, Philine!
Philine: Many thanks, Elizabeth!
I love that we're getting to see what you saw on your English garden tour, Philine.
Philine: Heel bedankt, Ginnie!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Jun 2019, 06:40
A clever man, he has created a small herbacious paradise out here in the countryside
Philine: His gardne is unique indeed, always looking a bit wild and unordered. Many thanks, Chris!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Jun 2019, 06:52
You must have been in heaven all the time, Philine. This is a joy to see.
Philine: Yes, I was in heaven. Heel bedankt, Astrid!
J'aimerais vraiment beaucoup être là  !
Philine: J'aimais ce jardin unique. Merci beaucoup, Claudine!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 19 Jun 2019, 07:32
No room for weeds in that garden, Philine
Philine: I am not sure - there are no weeds as you know! Haha - many thanks, Lisl!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Jun 2019, 08:25
Sounds like he is a well-respected landscape designer. I've herd of the the plants you mention but apart from Geraniums, I could not identify the others. I especially like the tea shown on the second image, top row.
Philine: Oh, he is famous among the gardeners, heving got some gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show. I don't see any 'tea' or do you mean 'tree'? Oh, sorry, the sweet little devil is often disturbing your words, do you own new spectacles? Many thanks, Alan!
This looks like my sort of garden Philine
Philine: Yes, a bit wild and unordered. Many thanks, Bill!
Another very fine garden. I come from Hertfordshire but have never heard of Bedmond before, Google tells me it is at the opposite end of the county to Royston where I grew up but the scenery looks to be just as nice.
Philine: The gardens of Tom and Kate Stuart-Smiths are newer gardens, but the houses are old from former centuries. Many thanks, Brian!
This is a wonderful garden. I enjoy every garden photo you present.
Philine: Thank you kindly, Mary!
Another lovely collage!
Philine: Thank you, Prof. Wilson!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 19 Jun 2019, 17:49
Very English, all that green- so different to the hot climate that we have been in in Hrvatska.
Philine: The continental climate, also in East- Germany, is quite hotter than in UK. Are you already at home or are you near Frankfurt to visit your relatives? You are surely well informed about the alarming (from my European point of view) situation in London: Brexit first, even the loss of Scotland and North-Ireland would be accepted as I read ...
Lovely pic's Philine.
  • Salima I.E.M. Senders
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Jun 2019, 21:26
There is a sentence that says: one´s nearer Gods heart in a garden, than anywhere else on this world; as I look at you pictures it truely is...
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Jun 2019, 22:18
Een tuin om langzaam door te wandelen. Een pracht.

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